Cooking Oil Management for QSR Restaurants

QSR Restaurant Cooking Oil Management by Restaurant Technologies Serving Customers Nationwide

When Restaurant Technologies was founded more than thirty years ago, it was with the goal of helping QSRs and fast food restaurants find better solutions for oil management. Since then, we’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King. We know the fast food and QSR business inside and out, and we’ll work with you to find answers to your oil management questions every step of the way — from cooking oil delivery to cooking oil disposal to safe storage to cooking oil recycling. We come up with cooking oil management solutions that can help take your fast food or QSR restaurant business to the next level.

In a Fast Food Kitchen, Cooking Oil is Money

We understand that fast food and QSR dining is a pennies business. The difference between profit and loss often boils down to very small margins. Oil management is one such expense, and for many restaurant kitchens it’s also one of the most difficult to control. We all know that filtering and changing oil regularly are best practices, but they can be difficult tasks to perform in a busy kitchen, which often means they don’t get performed often enough, ultimately causing the quality of your food to suffer.

Or maybe your employees are diligent about filtering and changing cooking oil regularly. The question becomes — when do these tasks take place? Most likely, whenever they have downtime. The problem with this is: this might not necessarily be the ideal time to dispose of it. There might still be plenty of life left in that oil. But if another rush is right around the corner, this might be their only opportunity to do it.

An automated cooking oil management system like Total Oil Management speeds up the process, making it possible to filter and change cooking oil even when there’s little downtime. This gives you more flexibility and control over when it gets done.

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How Does Total Oil Management Work?

When you become a Total Oil Management customer, our technicians install two storage tanks — one for fresh cooking oil, one for used grease — that connect to your deep fryers. From there, most oil management tasks can be accomplished by pushing a button. Anyone can be trained to use the system in minutes — even newly hired employees.

Used grease remains in the secure storage tank until we come pick it up for recycling into biodiesel. When it’s almost time, we’ll schedule an appointment that works for your schedule. To make it convenient, we do your cooking oil deliveries and used grease pickups at the same time.

Easy to Use, Easy to Learn

Fast food and QSR is an industry where high turnover is expected. That’s why it’s important to create processes that are simple enough that anyone can do them.

Total Oil Management makes oil management one of the easiest tasks in the kitchen. Disposal and refilling are completely automated, and filtration is an easy two-step process. That means your employees don’t have to handle hot oil anymore. This reduces accidental burns, slips and falls, and the associated Workers’ Compensation claims. It helps you onboard new hires with minimal time and investment. Best of all, it makes for happier and more productive employees.

We Serve

Quick Serve Restaurants (QSRs)

With over 37k customers we know QSR. From independently owned fast food locations to national or regionally owned franchises, Restaurant Technologies has the partnerships with the brands that customers love. Find out why today!

Fast Casual Restaurants

As the segment of Fast Casual Restaurants has grown over the past decade, so has our loyal customer base of Fast Casual Restaurant Operators. It’s not only about all of the money you can save, it’s also about the sustainability, health, safety and employee retention.
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“I love it, we don’t have to close down for cleaning anymore. For that reason alone, I love the system, and won’t want to go back to the old way.”

Lisa Thurmes

Supervisor – McOpCo

“The ease of the Restaurant Technologies system means our shortening is cleaner, resulting in a better tasting product that our customers can rely on.”

Ken Donahue

Franchise Owner – Burger King

“Shake Shack has worked with Restaurant Technologies for years; it’s a legacy relationship. We have found that there isn’t too much out there like this particular oil management system. We appreciate this partnership.”

Lisa Kartzman

Director of Purchasing – Shake Shack

Fast Food Restaurant Solutions

Restaurant Technologies has been providing services and solutions to the fast food, quick service, and fast casual restaurant segments for over thirty years.

Total Oil Management for Fast Food

With Total Oil Management, we handle the entire oil process for you—from ordering and receipt processing to delivering fresh cooking oil all the way to recycling your used oil. Our advanced kitchen equipment and technology means your employees never have to worry about transporting hot oil ever again.


To protect your business from a catastrophic fire and costly downtime, Restaurant Technologies designed the AutoMist system. It cleans your hood, flue and fan every day with a powerful spray mixture of detergent and water to prevent hazardous grease buildup.

Grease Lock

Grease Lock is your first line of defense against flames entering your exhaust hood and flue. The patented disposable filter pad and metal frame can reduce frequency of hood cleaning, and reduce the risk of fire in between cleanings.

More Than a Vendor

A trusted partner for more than 20 years, Restaurant Technologies is the leading provider of cooking oil management and back-of-house hood and exhaust cleaning solutions to over 37,000+ national quick-service and full-service restaurant chains, independent restaurants, grocery delis, hotels, casinos, convenience stores, universities and hospitals.

Restaurant Technologies helps food service operators make their kitchens safer, smarter, more efficient and more sustainable through its cooking oil delivery, automated handling, and filtration monitoring, as well as AutoMist™ automated exhaust cleaning solutions. Headquartered in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, Restaurant Technologies is a privately held company, currently operates 40 depots, and has more than 1,000 employees serving customers across the United States.

Fast and Flexible Installs and Deliveries

Our qualified service technicians handle everything from the initial survey to installing the system. The install only takes a few hours and can be completed during downtime so there is no impact on your kitchen’s productivity. Best of all, there is no upfront capital cost—it’s all included in the service agreement.

24/7 Support

If you have an issue, we have local service technicians and customer service experts available to you 24/7. We know you don’t have time for downtime. Since we stand behind our equipment, all repairs and services are included in the regular program fee so you don’t have unexpected call-out charges.

Training and Education

We provide initial training upon installation and continuing education as you need it. Essentially, our oil management experts are an extension of your team.

Automatic Scheduling

Deliveries and disposals are automatically scheduled based on your availability. It’s so seamless, most employees and customers don’t even notice it’s happening.

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